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Marni D. Sheppeard

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Multi Muon Fairies

Back in the exciting days of the multi muon discovery, we discussed the incredibly simple mass triplet $(1,2,4)$, where $1 \simeq 15$ GeV.

Now in Carl Brannen's Koide relation analysis of mass triplets, there is a natural scale given by

$( \sqrt{m_1} + \sqrt{m_2} + \sqrt{m_3} ) \sqrt{\textrm{GeV}}$

and for the multi muon triplet this evaluates to $292$ GeV, which happens to be in exact agreement with Tony Smith's old estimate for the mass of a pair of Higgs scalars.